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Establishing & Understanding Intent (MAINE)

By Brooke MeyerApril 13, 2022No Comments

Part 3: Overcoming communication barriers; questions to ask regarding perpetrator’s intent and victim’s fear


After completing Part 3, officers will be able to:

  • Understand why victims may not be able or willing to communicate effectively after a strangulation assault;
  • Use trauma-informed techniques to help victims share details about the assault;
  • Recognize common phrases, emotions, and expressions common in strangulation crimes; and
  • Thoroughly document the perpetrator’s intent and the victim’s fear to aid prosecution.